Summary of RA’s COVID-19 Protocols
Renaissance Adventures abides by all County, State, and National COVID Safety Protocols and Regulations. We are following all guidelines and recommendations of the CDC, Colorado Department of Health, and Boulder County Public Health. CDC & Colorado Dept. of Health School Guidance.
- Excellent Track Record: There was no known spread of COVID at our summer programs due to careful safety protocols.
- The Changing State of COVID: RA’s COVID protocols will depend on the state of COVID and the guidance of the CDC and the County and State Health Departments and may shift at any point to accommodate new guidelines.
- Masks & Social Distancing at RA Quests: Masking is optional when outdoors. Participants will be asked to wear a mask when indoors at our programs. We aim to have our programs outside as much as possible.
- Masks and Social Distancing at School-based afterschool programs: There will be no unmasked Swasher sword dueling indoors. Other masking rules vary depending on the school’s guidelines. Please check your confirmation letter for masking details if you have registered for a program through your school. Confirmation letters are sent a few days before your program begins. Please reach out to us with questions- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Other COVID Protocols: Campers and staff will be washing hands frequently. Youth and staff will isolate or quarantine if they have cold, flu, or suspected COVID symptoms, or have had close contact with someone who has COVID. Staff will continue to sanitize commonly touched objects such as door handles.
It’s OK to Cancel – Refunds and Credits: We offer generous credits and refunds for missed days and sessions due to COVID. Click here to read about our session change/cancelation policy.
Testimonial from an Infectious Disease Physician: As an infectious disease physician, I have been impressed to no end with Renaissance Adventures this summer. They have been extremely rigorous in devising and enforcing COVID-19 safety protocols across the board, every day. Because of this, I feel confident sending my children to camp, and they have attended multiple weeks this summer! Thank you, RA!
~Dr. Heather Pujet, Boulder Community Hospital, Summer 2020
Details of RA’s COVID Protocols
WHEN TO STAY HOME:
- COVID-Positive: Stay home If you or anyone in your household tests positive for the Coronavirus. Your child should isolate. How to Isolate.
- Close Contact with COVID: Stay home if your child or ANYONE in your household has had close contact with someone who has COVID in the last 10 days. Close contact is defined as within 6’ for a cumulative of 15 minutes during one day. Your child should quarantine for 5-10 days after exposure (see “When to Return to RA”). How to Isolate.
- Other Illnesses: Stay home if your child has any cold or flu-like symptoms or other symptoms similar to COVID symptoms, or any symptoms that could be contagious such as congestion, sneezing, coughing, or a runny nose. There are other illnesses that require your child to stay home. Please refer to this – When to Stay Home.
- Close Contact with Other Illnesses: Stay home if your child or anyone in your household has had direct contact with someone who has symptoms that are similar to COVID symptoms. Close contact is defined as within 6’ for a cumulative of 15 minutes during one day.
- Always alert the RA Director: If your child is attending camp and develops symptoms or has close contact with someone who has COVID, then immediately alert the Director, Mark Hoge, so that he can work with the Health Department and the families of any children in the RA program who had close contact with your child. Mark can be reached at Director@RenaissanceAdventures.com, or on his cell at 720-280-3579.
WHEN TO RETURN TO RA:
- Ask if Unsure: If in doubt about when to return to RA programs, ask the RA Director, Mark Hoge, Director@RenaissanceAdventures.com, cell 720-280-3579.
- Campers who test positive for COVID: Campers or household members who test positive for Coronavirus will be allowed to return to camp 10 days after the onset of symptoms if a full 24 hours have passed after recovery, as defined by resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, improvement of respiratory symptoms, and no symptoms that could be contagious (runny nose, coughing, sneezing, congestion, etc).
- Campers who have had Close Contact with COVID: Quarantine and get a PCR test (or 2 Rapid Tests, 24 hours apart) 5 days after exposure or sooner if they develop symptoms. If they are asymptomatic 5 days after close contact and have negative tests then they are not required to quarantine further. However, masks will be required for them in RA programs for an additional 5 days whenever they are not practicing social distancing.
- Other Illnesses: Stay home until all potentially contagious symptoms are gone (runny nose, coughing, sneezing, etc.). If symptoms mimic COVID symptoms or cold or flu-like symptoms, then a negative PCR test, or 2 Rapid Tests, 24 hours apart are required, taken no sooner than the day after symptoms begin (and preferably 3 days after).
- Close Contact with Other Illnesses that Mimic Cold, Flu, or COVID: The child should stay home if the close contact they had contact with had symptoms that mimic cold, flu, or COVID until the sick close contact has had a negative PCR test or 2 Rapid Tests 24-hours apart to verify that they do not have COVID. Children can then return to the RA program if they and their household members are asymptomatic.
- Close Contact with Other Illnesses that do Not Mimic Cold, Flu, or COVID: Your child can return to camp if they have no symptoms, no household member has symptoms, and the symptoms of the close contact do not mimic cold, flu, or COVID symptoms. However, you should alert the Site Supervisor and the Director, and your child should wear a mask when not practicing social distance, and reevaluate if any symptoms develop in the child or household members.
- Health screening questions and reminders of safety protocols will be emailed to you within 48 hours of the start of your program.
- Please supervise your child in washing their hands before they come to camp.
- Keep your child out of camp if they have any symptoms of sickness, or if anyone in your household has had close contact with someone who has symptoms that could be COVID.
Daily at the Start of Camp:
- Your child will be led to their small questing group and will wash their hands.
- Hand Washing: all participants will wash hands at the start of programs, and either wash hands or use hand sanitizer before and after lunch and after using the bathroom.
- Masks and Social Distancing: masks and social distancing are optional both indoors and out.
- Masks and Social Distancing: these are optional outdoors, but mandatory indoors at RA-based programs (sometimes lifted at school-based programs, depending on the school).
- Outdoor Questing: All programs will occur outdoors unless it is cold, very windy, or raining/snowing.
- Cohorts: Outdoors each group of 6 youth may duel and mingle with other groups unmasked. Indoors, either (a) or (b), depending on the COVID situation. (a) The group of 6 youth may duel and mingle with other groups of 6 youth indoors as long as all are masked during close contact, or (b) a group of 6 youth will be assigned one other group of 6 youth as indoor cohorts. That cohort of 12 youth may play and duel with each other masked indoors.
- Frequent Sanitization: Bathrooms and all common items such as door handles and Swasher swords are sanitized frequently.
- Swasher Swords: Your child will be assigned one or more foam Swasher swords for their personal use at the RA program, not to be shared with others. Campers are also encouraged to bring their personal Swashers or to purchase one of their own from the RA office or RA website. Our online store can be found here: online store.
- Bathroom Use: Bathrooms are kept sanitized, and are located at rented private schools. We may also make use of public restrooms through sanitizing and supervision.
- Supplies: Staff will be equipped with hand sanitizer, isopropyl alcohol, nitrile gloves, and tissues. Site Supervisors also have bleach water sprays and other cleaning supplies.
- Personal items and food will not be shared between campers.
- All staff are trained in RA’s most up-to-date Covid Safety Protocols.
- All staff are screened each morning.
- Staff are granted paid leave if they miss working for any COVID-related reason, such as symptoms of sickness, any household member being sick, or any household member having close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID, etc.
- RA has on-call staff to cover for staff who stay home for any reason.
- All staff will follow the guidelines detailed above, in the “When to Stay Home” and “When to Return to RA” sections.
As always, please reach out to us with your questions and concerns: email@example.com, or reach out to the RA Director, Mark Hoge, Director@RenaissanceAdventures.com, cell 720-280-3579.
Colorado Health Department’s Protocols for Children’s Day Camps and Youth Sports Camps: Children’s day camps & youth sports camps | Colorado COVID-19 Updates